Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Introduces the profession of teaching. Students are expected to act as novice teachers and to observe practising teachers. Students will be introduced to various aspects of teaching including planning for teaching, teaching techniques, pedagogical models, teaching as a professional, legal and ethical aspects of teaching, motivating students to learn, and identifying and assisting students who are experiencing problems at schools and Early Childhood Centres. One focus will be learners and what effective teachers must know about learners and theories of learning. A computer competency requirement is attached to this course as part of the School of Education's commitment to developing technology skills in novice teachers.
|Objectives||Students will have:
1. begun to think of themselves as novice teachers embarking on a four year course which will prepare them for entry into the teaching profession;
2. taken on the role of teacher;
3. developed their ability to observe carefully in educational settings; and
4. demonstrate how teaching can be informed by theories of learning.
|Content||Planning for teaching; child protection procedures; teaching techniques; observing in schools and early childhood centres; motivation to learn; legal aspects of teaching; occupational health and safety; social and emotional wellbeing in schools and early childhood centres; teaching as a profession; ethical aspects of teaching; Quality Teaching Model of pedagogy.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Field Study
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term